4 posts categorized "broken social scene"


Metric Add North American Tour Dates

Metric have just announced new US tour dates and thankfully, one of our favorite Canadian imports are finally swinging through New York City for a proper live performance. Still touring in support of 2009's spectacular album Fantasies, the band has added four shows to their trek of the States.


Coming off a string of shows down in Austin for SXSW, including sharing a bill with Muse over at Stubb's, Metric keep powering on through their tour of the territories. The band also has revealed that they're heading back to Montreal this summer for Osheaga. They'll be taking the stage on Sunday, August 1 (stay tuned for set time). Early bird passes are available now - check out the details here.


Check out the SPIN/Pepsi Refresh Challenge also, where Metric goes head-to-head with Broken Social Scene for a $100k grant to work with the Women's Funding Network, whose goal is to help eradicate the exploitation of women in America.


Now for those all important new US dates. See below. (link to purchase here)


May 16 -- New York City (Terminal 5)
May 18
-- Columbus (Newport Music Hall)
May 19 -- Cleveland (House Of Blues)
May 20 -- Chicago (Vic Theater)



mp3: Metric - Help, Im Alive (The Twelves Remix)


Metric - Black Sheep (New Song on Scott Pilgrim vs The World OST)

After last year's teribbly brilliant release, Fantasies, Metric have offered to lend a hand to the upcoming film, Scott Pilgrim vs The World...in the form of a track on the soundtrack, as well as grabbing the reins behind one of the fictional bands in the film. It's all a little more than confusing, so I'll do my best to explain below.



Edgar Wright's upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic series, Scott Pilgrim, is due out on August 13. The music-centric underdog superhero tale is helmed by Michael Cera, with a handful of additional indie-loving actors in tow. (ex: Jason Schwarztman, Anna Kendrick and Kieran Culkin). The plot centers around Pilgrim and the girl of his dreams, whom he can only be with by defeating evil ex-boyfriends. On top of that, each character has their own band. Whew!

Which bring us to Metric. Their song, Black Sheep, is basically performed in character during the movie. See, the Canadian outfit will be handling all the music for Scott Pilgrim's fictional band The Clash at Demonhead, while their semi-sister band Broken Social Scene will be "playing" Crash and the Boys. The music for Scott Pilgrim's own band Sex Bob-omb will be provided by folk-honey, Beck.

Fans of Metric may recognize the previously-unreleased track, as the band has performed it during their live sets a handful of times over the past few years. Video here.


mp3: Metric - Black Sheep 


Broken Social Scene - World Sick (new song!)

Because everyone is doing it...


...and because Broken Social Scene's new song, World Sick, from upcoming album, Forgiveness Rock Record, is a total journey of radness. 

The collective's 5th studio album is due out May 4 on Arts & Crafts. Tour dates below.


March 14 Elkton, FL - Harvest of Hope

March 18 Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ

March 19 Austin, TX - The Parish

May 1 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 

May 3 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre 

May 7 New York, NY - Webster Hall 

May 13 London, England - Brixton Academy 

May 14 Minehead, England - All Tomorrow's Parties 

May 17 London, England - Heaven 

May 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg 

May 19 Cologne, Germany - Burgerhaus Stollwerck 

May 21 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie 

May 23 Linz, Austria - LinzFest

May 24 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus

May 27 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival

May 29 George, WA - Sasquatch

June 19 Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Island


mp3: Broken Social Scene - World Sick



Beastly Bits #20

New day, new music, new news. Forgive the lack of creativity...


Let's just get a move on it!


In the event you haven't heard (in which case, pay attention!), Broken Social Scene has a new, as-yet untitled, album coming out on May 4. They will be doing 3 US release shows, and you can find dates here.

The Golden Filter announced a new NYC show on February 20. Nancy Whang, of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean supports. The gig takes place at Brooklyn Bowl and ticketing information can be found here.

Dummy is giving away a free Primary 1 mixtape, which includes an exclusive new track of his. Download the Sleepy Morning Mixtape at no cost here.

O'Spada's next single will be called Pay Off and we'll have that to give away later this month. In the meantime, enjoy DAZE's remix of Ten Strikes for free below.

Reminder that the LOOM Party takes place this Saturday. This beast co-hosts and it's going to be a gnarly rad time. Oh, and there's free beer. Details here.


mp3: OSpada - Ten Strikes (DAZE Remix)

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